If the plan to indemnify the Trans Mountain project was supposed to get things going again, it failed.
It appears that the Trudeau government’s ‘big plan’ to solve the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain crisis has landed with a thud.
The CEO of Kinder Morgan Canada – Steven Kean – says that while he “appreciates” the idea offered by the government, “The time period for reaching a resolution is short and, if we don’t reach a resolution by May 31, as we’ve said, it’s hard to conceive of a scenario under which we can proceed.”
Later on, Kean said “While discussions are ongoing, we are not yet in alignment and will not negotiate in public.”
According to the CP, “Kean repeated that the company won’t return to constructing the pipeline unless it has a clear path to build in British Columbia and adequate financial protection is provided for Kinder Morgan shareholders, demands it made last month as it suspended all non-essential spending on the project.”
The issue is that the Trudeau government still shows no willingness to get tough with the obstructionist BC NDP, which means people have no confidence about the future of the project. The government keeps saying how they have the authority to get the project done, but that simply raises the question as to why it’s not already happening.
And, if the government has the power to get it done, why would billions of taxpayer dollars have to go towards it?
Once again, the Trudeau government has failed to show leadership, and as a result, the Trans Mountain crisis continues.
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